A style that evolved as a reaction to Minimalism during the late 1960s and early 1970s. It is characterized by an emphasis on process and conception over the finished object, the demystification of the artistic process through the employment of chance methods, and the use of nontraditional, ‘poor’ materials, such as latex and felt. The term was coined by the art historian and critic Robert Pincus-Witten to describe the artistic tendency evinced in pieces in the 1966 exhibition “Eccentric Abstraction,” curated by Lucy Lippard.